Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant

4.1
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119 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British

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Just a note to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in the last few months, due to the recent changes in opening times we are reviewing our booking system and contacting everybody who has booked a table which may be affected. We do ask that any customers arriving to the restaurant are wearing a face covering until they are seated at the table. Thank you again for your patience and support, The Kennedy's team.

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant is unique to York; set in the quarter, a lively cosmopolitan area bursting with eateries, bars and boutique shops and is just a stone's throw away from York Minster.

We are now offering our famous Sunday Roast dinners to be delivered to you at home! Email us on contact@kennedysbaryork.co.uk to order.
What 119 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HICKC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the best nachos ever!!!!!!!!!!

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Holly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on Saturday night and our waiters Ndu and Jen were fantastic! Their service was 10 out of 10 and really made our evening.

CM
CajaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and the food was really nice and great value!

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Provincial
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent Steak & Frits.

Disappointing that there was no draft bitter.

Very nice Lithuanian waitress ‘Roots’

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Andyb
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service ... very safe environment

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Michael
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

We booked for food but were sat next to 2 very loud and drunk ‘drinking’ tables. We had to request food menus and then when the food came, it was well below average. The buttermilk chicken burger came dry (no Mayo for example) and even though the menu said ‘chicken gravy’ it didn’t come with that either. I will say however, the service was very very good (the reason we left a tip). Also, staff from out back kept popping out and shouting at friends on tables/at the bar. 3 ladies asked to be moved as it got too much!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it in there, always good atmosphere

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the covid restrictions we had a great time. Great food, very good friendly service ( waiting staff and door staff). My firtst time at Kennedys and would definitely return and recommend highly.

JM
JohnM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value for money and social distance was great. ...........................

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit since Covid-19 restrictions began and we can only give Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant our highest praise for their service at this time. The dining experience was reassuringly safe and the staff were absolutely on it with regards to our welfare and making our visit as pleasant as possible.
Well done and thank you to all at Kennedy’s.

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LyndaL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff attentive and food really good. Would recommend.

MM
MatthewM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, very attentive staff, would definitely go back Again.

Staff were very quick to get us some boiling water for the babies dummy, we felt very well looked after

Thanks

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neve
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very tasty. Didn’t look like tonnes of food but we were stuffed. Delightful. handled and error with the order promptly. Lovely staff and lovely food.

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KT04
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not worth the money, chicken was fried and left all greasy no taste to this what so ever just oil. Asked for a side of onion rings and the waiter never wrote this down so this was forgotten so we had to ask therefore it came out after we’d finished our meal! Took ages to be served for just a drink roughly around 20 mins. Cocktails were great so would recommend just for a night out not a meal.

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Rory
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service👍

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ShelleyM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to kennedys to kick start our engagement weekend and it was lovely. The food was amazing the service was friendly and quick we really had a good time. Can't wait to visit again on our next trip to York.

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Euan
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was there for drinks only with a few friends. No complaints.

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ChrisJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been going to this venue for approx 4 years, last Wednesday of the month. The meals have changed but still good value for money and a good place to go in general.

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I booked a table for 7.30pm for a birthday meal for my friend as we where visiting York for the weekend. Shortly after receiving our first round of drinks we where told that we could not order food as the kitchen had to close for some reason. With the new restrictions in place it would have been impossible to get another table somewhere else so ended up having to get a takeaway. Not great.

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JaneG
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service from Joe, COVID safety looked to be efficient

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and good service. Great atmosphere. Two friends had steak and they said it was really good. Three of us had chicken and unfortunately it was very dry and not pleasant at all. We couldn’t finish it. If it hadn’t been for that I would have given 5 stars for everything.

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MillyR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect experience! Drinks, food and service were all spot on! I will definitely be returning!

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a positive experience at Kennedy’s. We booked for lunch and felt that the establishment was well organised and had put enough measures in place in response to the current Covid situation. Waitress was friendly and attentive and we had a lovely lunch - the club sandwich and chicken flatbread. They were a bit difficult to eat but we got round that! All in all a good experience.

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VickyW
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and staff were very friendly would defo recommend 👌

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AndrewS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lovely meal, great service, only thing we would say is that the table we were sat at was very dark.
Apart from that a great meal.

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Sophie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Lunch, really tasty and awesome Yorkshire Puds. There were plenty of safety measures in place like a one way system and table service. Staff were really attentive. Always loved this place.

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CharlotteG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was made to feel very welcome and the service was excellent. Staff were speedy even though it was busy and helped when we needed it. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, attentive staff, we’ll be back. 😁

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IanL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were superb, great service and friendly staff.

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richw
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book the table, great service from the staff and a nice atmosphere in the bar

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CathyM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Dim area with no ambience. Had to send my meal back due to poor quality. I was refunded. Staff were great but would not go back nor recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Meal was lovely staff very

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VickiA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food good service. Sat near the open door so that wasn’t the best but overall very nice and would recommend.

MB
MikeB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere and excellent service!

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Yorkshirelass
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good value with the Eat out to help out discount. Rather dark inside so difficult to read the menu, remember your readers!

KM
KevM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Website wrong cos no happy hour & no set menu anymore

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hlrob
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

‘Steak and Frites’ were absolutely beautiful, dessert was a little sickly for my taste but lovely nonetheless. Cocktails were fantastic, and the service was definitely the best part! All the staff were friendly and so attentive, always asked if you would like more to drink so never went with out! Bit loud but that’s to be expected on bank holiday weekend so that’s no bother. Overall a fab place! Would highly recommend!

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alan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice waitress and food.Small portions for what we paid. Noisy party on the next table .Staff only attempted to quieten once. Other couple nearby moved. Was asked if our booking was for a special occasion,which it was, but didn't make any difference to our visit so not sure why it was asked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and decor. Very helpful staff

FAQs

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01904 620222.

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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